Career Launcher's MBA Admission Consultancy program is committed to ensure the best possible colleges (given a student's profile) are suggested. Our experts take into account a student's accomplishments (both extracurricular and academic), the students preference of country, course, financial capability and possible entrance test score before making a suggestion. Our backend team does in-depth research for fitment of a profile vs college that is to be suggested. We hand hold the student throughout the entire admission process ensuring all queries are answered promptly and processes are completed well before deadlines.
The entire program can be broadly split into 6 modules -
Module 1: Profile building and brainstorming - The agenda of this module is for the mentor to understand the student completely and build a profile. This usually begins by assessing the strengths and weakness, taking into account various parameters such as academic excellence, extracurricular achievements, work experience and its diversity contribution etc. Once this is done, the next part of this module is to build the kind of profile that an MBA colleges accepts. This part requires brainstorming sessions to get to know the student's strengths and weaknesses. This module will also be used by the mentor to help the student explore various college and course options by intimating on seminars conducted by college, participation in chat sessions etc.
The module is expected to last for a month with 3 interactions in total. Each interaction will have a take away and a work to be completed before the next interaction is setup.
Module 2: College Selection - Following the brainstorming sessions in module 1, the mentor will then work on college fitment and course selection. This module requires a number of inputs from the student as each student's requirement is different. While some may have financial constraints, some might have academic weaknesses. Some may already have a good GMAT/GRE score (or strongly believe to get one) while some may prefer selected destinations. Keeping all these constrains in mind, the mentor will suggest a list of 15 colleges to the student. The student is then to decide either three, five or eight colleges to finally apply (the admission consulting package chosen by student will determine 3/5/8 colleges).
The module is expected to last for a month with 4 interactions in total.
Module 3: The application process - Each of the colleges finally selected for applying in the Module 2 by the student would be having a list of things (essays, SoPs, etc.) to be submitted. A comprehensive mapping of colleges will be done where each college's requirement will be listed out. The mentor and the student will get down to finish these list of things. The most common of these would be to first write a compelling SoP. We as an organization do not believe in 'ghost writing'. Out mentors sit down with students, guiding them and nudging them to make sure the SoP is written in the language of the student but yet contains the reasons that a B Schools look for in aspirants. Our mentors do this by giving different ideas to write a SoP, evaluate the work done by student and go through multiple iterations till a satisfactory SoP is produced
Apart from SoP, each college asks for some conventional or unconventional essays to be written. The mentors take the students through the essence of an essay, its purpose and what it should deliver to a B-Schools admissions officer. Finally, no application process is complete without the resume.
The entire module is expected to last for 2 months or more depending on the package (3 or 5 or 8 colleges) chosen by the student. Total number of interaction here is anywhere between 10 - 20
Module 4: Scholarship process - This module begins by listing down all the possible scholarships a student can get given his/her background and score. Usually the scholarships are a function of exam score, academic achievement if 'merit based' and based on income level of family if 'need based'. There are also scholarships that are given based on courses pursued. Given all these parameters, the mentor identifies the best possible scholarships to apply and sits with the student to get the task completed. Each scholarship might again have essay writing etc., as a part of its application process.
The module is expected to last for a month over 3 sessions
Module 5: Interview process - All good MBA schools have an interview process in person or over skype. We have a group of professionals who excel in training students for interviews. The module begins with an introductory session on B school interviews followed by mock interviews. Each mock interview will be followed by a pointed feedback on steps to be taken and areas to be improved. Subsequent interviews will focus on areas of improvements with a close eye on progress of student in areas identified.
The module is expected to last for 1.5 months with a total of 5 interactions
Module 6: Visa process - Once the final selections are done, the mentor helps the student in finalizing the college and applying for the requisite visa. Our visa experts are well versed with the intricacies of various consulates and ensure that all due diligence is done on time leaving ample time for the student to focus on planning the move to the country where his selected college is located.